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Backbench Business Committee

Commons Select Committee

The Backbench Business Committee gives opportunities to backbench Members of Parliament to bring forward debates of their choice. It was the first business committee of any kind to be established by the House of Commons.

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Hormone pregnancy tests debated by MPs
MPs discuss hormone pregnancy tests
13 December 2017
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MPs debate equality of pension provision for women
Pension provision for women considered by MPs
13 December 2017
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Backbench Business Committee: MPs request debates
Watch MPs put forward a case to the Backbench Business Committee for House time to debate their selected subjects
11 December 2017
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MPs discuss funding for domestic violence refuges
Funding for domestic violence refuges examined in Westminster Hall debate
8 December 2017
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MPs consider the UK fishing industry
Fishing industry in the UK discussed by Members of Parliament
6 December 2017
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MPs debate prison reform
Prison reform and safety discussed by MPs
6 December 2017
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting
Watch MPs put forward a case to the Backbench Business Committee for House time to debate their selected subjects
27 November 2017
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Westminster Hall debate on tolls on the Mersey crossings
On Tuesday 5 December MPs discuss tolls on the Mersey crossings in Westminster Hall
24 November 2017
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Westminster Hall debate on hearing loss
MPs discuss deafness and hearing loss on Thursday 30 November
24 November 2017
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MPs debate mental health in the autism community
MPs hold a debate in the Chamber of the House of Commons on a motion on mental health
24 November 2017
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MPs debate Dr Elsie Inglis and the contribution of women to World War One
Westminster Hall debate on the contribution of women to World War One
24 November 2017
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Royal Air Force debate in Westminster Hall
MPs discuss the Royal Air Force on Thursday 23 November
22 November 2017
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MPs hold Westminster Hall debate to mark anti-bullying week
Westminster Hall debate to mark anti-bulling week on Thursday 23 November
21 November 2017
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting
Watch MPs put forward a case to the Backbench Business Committee for House time to debate their selected subjects
20 November 2017
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Backbench Business Committee weekly meeting
Watch MPs put forward a case to the Backbench Business Committee for House time to debate their selected subjects
13 November 2017
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MPs debate aerospace industrial strategy
Aerospace industrial strategy debated by MPs on Thursday 16 November
10 November 2017
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MPs discuss Antibiotics Awareness Week in Westminster Hall
Westminster Hall debate on Antibiotics Awareness Week on Thursday 16 November
10 November 2017
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Debate on support for care leavers in Westminster Hall
MPs hold Westminster Hall debate on support for care leavers
10 November 2017
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MPs debate Universal Credit roll-out
MPs hold a debate on the roll-out of Universal Credit on Thursday 16 November
10 November 2017
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Westminster Hall hosts debate on International Men's Day
On Tuesday 14 November, MPs discuss support by the Department for care leavers
9 November 2017
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